Woodstock Journals

Scratching the Surface

A travel journal to Woodstock by Winn

Quote: I only began going to Woodstock this summer and because most of my time is spoken for, I really haven't had a chance to experience alot of what the area has to offer. However, I'll share what I do know.

Scratching the Surface

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Overview

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It's short but sweet. Eat at The Bear, walk around the actual town of Woodstock, go for a drive in the surrounding countryside, and hike around in the mountains.

Quick Tips:

If your driving, watch out for deer. If you're hiking, watch out for bears.

Best Way To Get Around:

The best way to get around is by car, although bikes would be nice to explore the towns or the tiny, back-country roads.

What's in a Name?

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Over a century and a half after Francis Scott Key penned the 'Spangled Banner' as dawn rose over Fort McHenry, Jimi Hendrix produced a revolutionary rendering of the American National Anthem, reflecting the soul of a nation torn apart by the Vietnam War and social injustice. It happened at The Woodstock Music and Art Fair, whose name conjures up vivid images in the collective imagination: three days of peace, love, and music, drugs, day-glow, mud, death, birth, Yasgur Farm, and a massive congregation of people determined to see the world change. But don't go to Woodstock, NY trying to find where it all happened. You'll have to head about 60 miles southwest to Bethel, NY . . . then start asking at V...Read More

Woodstock Dining

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I've eaten at two restaurants in Woodstock, The Bear Cafe and The Landau Grill. The Landau (17 Mill Hill Road) is centrally located among the main shopping area of Woodstock. There is a covered deck and bar for outdoor dining as well as a main dining room and bar inside, complete with works from some of the local artists. The food is good and it's a positive sign that you can find many local residents dining there. It is considered by many to be the number two restaurant in town, second only to . . . The Bear Cafe. This is the ultimate in Woodstock dining. Located two miles west of Woodstock, in Bearsville, NY on The Bearsville Theatre Property (295 Tinker Street/ Route 212). This wonder...Read More